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  • Glendale man found dead

    A long-time Glendale community leader was found dead Wednesday afternoon after firefighters responded to a grass and barn fire on his property.

    Firefighters found Hardin "Sonny" Hatfield, 79, dead in the yard of his home on Glendale-Hodgenville Road as they worked to put out the four-acre fire, said Richard Peters, chief of the Glendale Volunteer Fire Department.

    A noted woodworker, Hatfield owned Glendale Antique Mall. He and his late wife, Marcie, founded The Depot restaurant in Glendale.

  • Slick roads contribute to numerous wrecks

    This week’s warmer weather is a welcome relief from last week’s snow and sleet.
    LaRue County Schools closed two days and released students early one day due to wintry weather.
    Slick roads also contributed to several wrecks.
    A three-vehicle collision Feb. 10 sent one man to a local hospital for treatment.

  • OPEN HOUSE: Buffalo Apartments ready for rent

    Potential renters got their first look at Buffalo School Apartments Thursday during an open house.

    AU Associates, LLC, of Lexington, a company that specializes in converting old hospitals and schools into affordable housing, purchased the Depression era school for $60,000 from the LaRue County School District two years ago. The $2.8 million construction project, funded mostly with tax credits, has stayed on schedule since funding was approved.

  • Kenzi Lewis survives first round of 'Hollywood Week' on American Idol

    Kenzi Lewis, the Hodgenville teen who received a golden ticket to Hollywood after her American Idol audition last summer, made it through the first round of Hollywood Week.

    Lewis, 15, was shown Thursday in a short televised clip with host Ryan Seacrest before her audition at Pasadena Civic Auditorium. She told Seacrest this was the “biggest thing” she’s ever done.

    Lewis sang Martina McBride’s “Independence Day” before the judges, according to her Facebook page.

  • Neigbors, firefighters rescue horse caught in sinkhole

    Neighbors and firefighters combined forces to rescue a Tennessee Walking Horse Wednesday from a sinkhole on Plouvier Road.
    It wasn’t a large sinkhole in width, just big enough to trap the slender right back leg of “Velvet,” a horse owned by Carl and Jeannie Mattingly. It was, however, about four-feet deep.
    Neighbors aren’t sure how Velvet got out of her field or how long she was stuck in the hole. Clifford LaFollette said she wasn’t there when he drove past about midnight.

  • New Haven library branch delayed
  • Nelson County serviceman dies in Afghanistan

    A 2003 graduate of Nelson County High School died Feb. 7 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. According to the Department of Defense, Sgt. Patrick Ryan Carroll, 25, died in a suicide bombing attack while on patrol.

    Carroll was serving with the Army’s 319th Military Intelligence Battalion, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, in Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Schools closed Thursday: Winter Weather Advisory

    LaRue County schools dismissed early Wednesday and will be closed Thursday, Feb. 10, due to inclement weather.

    Roadways are getting slick and a pair of wrecks were reported just before 4 p.m. Wednesday.

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until 1 a.m. Thursday. Moderate to heavy snow will continue across south central Kentucky through the afternoon and taper off during the evening. Snow accumulations of up 2 to inches are expected.

  • Mobile home destroyed by fire

    Hodgenville and LaRue County firefighters battled a mobile home fire on Fairview Drive in Marcum’s Trailer Park early Feb. 3.
    The rental home, owned by Micky Stillwell, was a total loss, according to Fire Chief Jason Sadler. The flames appear to have started around a furnace and electrical panel, he said.
    A man who was staying at the trailer told firefighters that he was awakened by a smoke detector about 3:30 a.m.
    Another family in a neighboring mobile home was evacuated.
    No injuries were reported.

  • LaRue schools called off Tuesday

    LaRue County Schools were dismissed an hour early Monday after a combination of snow and freezing temperatures struck.

    Schools have been called off Tuesday also.

    The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Hodgenville until 10 p.m.

    Slushy accumulations of 2 to 4 inches formed on grassy and elevated services.

    Colder air moved into the region this evening and is freezing roadways. Several accidents have been reported.

    Drivers are urged to use caution.